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East Penn Ranked in PA’s Best Places to Work Large Company Category for the 20th Time

We are pleased to announce that East Penn has been honored as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in PA. The distinction is only awarded to 100 companies throughout the entire state. East Penn is one of only three companies named to the list 20 times since the program’s inception in 2000.


The Best Places to Work in PA was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania. Companies named to the prestigious list benefit the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. It represents a joint effort of the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the PA Department of Community & Economic Development, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – PA State Council and Best Companies Group, the Central Penn Business Journal, and Lehigh Valley Business.


The companies on this year’s list consisted of 47 small, 25 medium, and 28 large size companies. East Penn is one of the few manufacturers on the list. One thing all these companies have in common is that they are innovative workplaces with hardworking people moving them forward through an unpredictable year.


“It is truly humbling to receive this recognition for the 20th year and it serves as an excellent tribute to the people of East Penn. We’ve been around for 75 amazing years, and I can’t thank our employees enough for everything they do to keep us moving forward,” said Chris Pruitt, East Penn CEO and President.


For the selection process, each company directly supplied information, and a randomly selected group of employees from each business completed a confidential survey. The survey is used to evaluate the employees’ work place experience in regards to their individual, team, and organizational experiences. The overall registration and survey process accounted for 75% of the total evaluation score.


“In navigating the challenges of the past year, the creativity, innovation and perseverance of these companies in maintaining exceptional workplaces never ceased to motivate us as we once again celebrate the top 100 companies to work for in Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Central Penn Business Journal and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development,” said Abby Smith, Team Pennsylvania’s Vice President of Policy & Programs.